# 7 … The Fear of Investing
When it comes to investing, there are no guarantees. The value of the initial money you invested can increase, decrease or remain stagnant in value.
Investing takes time and patience. Don’t focus on what your investment is worth this week or even this month. Concentrate on the long haul—what are you saving for five or ten years from now? And when it comes to investing, invest in what you know and understand. Health care offers a huge range of possibilities.
Over the next several weeks, I’ll continue to post the top fear factors for today … to overcome your fear, and get back on track, get your copy of Money Smarts for Turbulent Times by Judith Briles–available in paper and ebook format.